We get asked regularly to see pictures of guys that shave their head after a hair transplant. Everyone is curious to see if the scar that is left, after a hair transplant, is visible with short hair. Unfortunately, most doctors leave a visible scar that forces a patient to keep their hair long to hide it.
This is another area that Dr. Bolton specializes in. His work is beyond exceptional and allows the patient to shave their hair shorter than if they were to go to any other doctor. He takes extreme care when handling the closing of the donor area and his results are flawless.
You will not find another doctor’s work that rivals his closures and technique, allowing the patient maximum versatility with their new look. The remaining scar is virtually undetectable.
Dr. Bolton knew when the FUE machines were first introduced into the market they would be a blight to the industry. They are more hype and marketing than effective. As a matter of fact, they are causing a lot of harm to many patients who swallowed the many promises that were made. These false promises included that the hair transplant would be scarless, pain-free, you would be able to return to work the next day, it’s undetectable, and state of the art.
This young 28 year old invested a huge amount of money for his three procedures. His donor area is practically all used up and he does not have much to show for his three procedures and $40,000+ investment. We are now seeing Neo Graft and Artas machines on sale for a fraction of what was originally paid for them. It should tell you something when these machines were purchased for upwards of $80,000 and now are being sold for $5,000.
This is what the patient sent to us, along with his pictures:
“I’ve had 3 FUE procedures using the ARTAS robot for a total of approx 5000 grafts. My last procedure was over a year and a half ago. My hair is still very thin and I wear hats all the time due to the lack of good results. I just want to know if there is any hope for me to actually get some normal looking hair and hairline/crown or if I should just come to terms with failed attempts to gain my hair back and prepare to shave my head… thank you!”
These is what he has been left with after using this “new, innovative technology”.
Please note the thousands of pixel dot scars from where the machine removed each graft. The claim of shaving your head and not seeing scars is not accurate. Having thousands of dots is not better then one thin scar. If you have one thin, fine scar, your donor is left intact and you have options for the future. One or two FUE hair transplant procedures leaves your donor severely compromised.
Not only can you not yield a lot of hair for any of the surgeries you are now out of options after just two surgeries and not much to show for it. With Dr. Bolton’s method, you are left with just one scar, even after three surgeries. Which method is superior?
There is hope for him. Dr. Bolton’s single procedure achieves better results that multiple FUE procedures could ever produce.
Here are the differences:
Thousands of scars in a polka dot pattern
Can be a multi-day procedure
Destroys donor area, limiting future options
1 fine, undetectable scar
Unrivaled, dramatic results
Completed in just a few hours
Preserves donor area and future options
This patient had a very similar experience and here is his video:
Patient flew in from out of the area to ensure his transplant this time went better then his first local transplant. The patient was not happy with the results. It lacked density and the scar was larger then he expected.
His goal was to strengthen his hair line, fix the scar and get as much density and coverage as possible.
FUE hair transplants are marketed as a scar-less procedure and it is simply untrue. In fact, it is quite the opposite. A single FUE procedure will leave you with thousands of small, circular scars all over the back of your head. The worst part is that most of the time, hair is harvested outside of the safe zone, which creates the possibility of the transplanted hair falling out at a later date.
If this wasn’t bad enough, the donor area becomes severely compromised during an FUE procedure, as it harvests from such a large area. This limits the possibility of future procedures and restoration options.
As you can see, FUE procedures are clearly not scar-less. With a shaved head, FUE scars will be more noticeable than the undetectable, trace line that you are left with after a Dr. Bolton hair transplant.
Dr. Bolton explains FUE procedures, and the many undisclosed risks, in the video below:
Dr. Bolton was able to restore, in just one procedure, a patient who had multiple procedures elsewhere and had severe scarring in the donor area. Dr. Bolton was able to fix his previous scarring (reduce significantly, so the patient could wear his hair short) and still have enough hair left over to significantly impact the hair line and crown. Again, Dr. Bolton was able to do more in ONE procedure then this other doctor could do in multiple procedures! Objective: Reduce scarring in donor area, restore naturalness and achieve density and coverage throughout the hair line and crown. Mission accomplished! Realize that by the time Dr. Bolton finally gets the opportunity to work on patients who have previous surgeries he is handicapped by the fact that scarring limits the availability of hair harvested. Dr. Bolton also has to overcome the previous work of the prior doctor. The after photos were sent in by the patient so we apologize for the lack of matching angles. Most of our patients are traveling in for the procedure and it is difficult to have the angles matched accurately. Regardless, you can see the significant difference after just one MaxHarvest™ hair transplant.
Latest Results Update!
This patient has now had his second procedure and it has all grown in incredibly well. Even though this patient had multiple procedures and severe scarring prior to visiting Dr. Bolton, he was still able to achieve significant results. He is also able to wear his hair short again now that Dr. Bolton has fixed his scarring from his hair transplants with other doctors.